Category Archives: Capital Outlay
Dear Border Industrial Association Members:
The 2013 New Mexico Legislative Session adjourned this past Saturday. The session was a very good one for our BIA membership, as we successfully achieved $3.8 million extra funds for improvements to the water/wastewater treatment system in Sunland Park/Santa Teresa.
SANTA TERESA – Governor Susana Martinez visited Santa Teresa on November 2 to discuss two important capital projects that will improve vital infrastructure and support economic development efforts in the border region.
The two projects were included in the $86 million capital outlay bill that passed during September’s special legislative session. Governor Martinez visited Monarch Litho, Inc., a commercial printing company with facilities in both Santa Teresa and Juarez, to meet with employees and discuss the capital projects and other efforts to create a friendlier business environment and promote job creation along New Mexico’s southern border. She was joined by Economic Development Department Secretary-designate Jon Barela as well as members of the Border Industrial Association.
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez spoke Tuesday (April 4th) before signing three bills into law. (Victor Calzada / El Paso Times)
With a stroke of a pen, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday started the wheels rolling for a proposed $400 million Union Pacific rail facility in Santa Teresa.
Martinez, appearing in a Santa Teresa warehouse filled with politicians and area business people, signed recently passed state legislation exempting Union Pacific from paying locomotive fuel tax so the railroad company will develop the new facility.
The locomotive fueling station and intermodal freight yard are expected to create 3,000 jobs during four years of construction and bring 600 permanent jobs, Union Pacific officials have said.